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    What OS are you running?

    Just thought I would start this discussion. Im running Windows 7, but im considering going to Ubuntu, is there any other good Linux Distro's for desktop? Whats everyone else using? post post post
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    I use Ubuntu, You can try fedora as well the new fedora 14 desktop is really nice but I would prefer ubuntu as there is a lot of support for applications

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    Hmm...

    - Gentoo on my Desktop.
    - Debian Squeeze on my Netbook, though that install is pretty messed up, have reinstalled sometime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackDavies768 View Post
    Just thought I would start this discussion. Im running Windows 7, but im considering going to Ubuntu, is there any other good Linux Distro's for desktop? Whats everyone else using? post post post
    There's already a couple of threads about this, but I'm running Windows 7 64-bit.

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    Windows 7 64 bit. Tried Mac and Linux for my desktop but can't get used to them.

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    I run Ubuntu 10.10 64bit can't wait for 11.04.

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    At work windows 7 - 64 bit
    Home I have both windows XP and IOS

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    Windows 7 64 bit

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    Im running Win98se

    There are a couple other threads on the computer base like this also





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    CentOS 5.5 on two dedicated servers, Ubuntu on some machines and Windows 7 x64 on others

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    Am I the first to admit to running Windows Vista?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandomLittleHost View Post
    Am I the first to admit to running Windows Vista?
    I have a laptop that ran Vista... it's dead for the most part at the moment so it's still running the Win7RC (sort of, I expect it'll expire next time it actually boots? I don't recall the timeline for fully-useless on it).

    Vista gets a bad rap, it's not as bad as people made it out to be. But having said that, regardless of the specs, if you get a spare hundred bucks or so (or if you can find a student who doesn't need it, to buy it for you at the start of the school year using their .edu discount)... pull the trigger on the Win7 upgrade. You won't regret it. You expect newer OSes to be a little slower on the same hardware, but in many situations Win7 is actually on-par performance-wise with XP. It's a massive about-face from Vista.

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    This thread could have a poll

    We have been using Windows XP on almost all the systems.
    1 has Windows 7 and one has Ubuntu apart from that.
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    Ubuntu 10 at home on separate drive. Windows XP on two separate partitions of a 500GB drive, one for work and one only for game installs. Dos 6.22 with win 3.1 also on this drive gotta love nastalgia!! ha ha All under grub2 boot.

    Then multiple VirtualBox installs of Ubuntu, CentOS, Win7, XP for messing with. All with backed up install boxes so if I botch I can just copy over again ha ha

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    I have 4 partitions on my laptop. They run Mandriva (my primary OS), Mac OSX (my secondary OS), ubuntu and OpenSuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobcares View Post
    I have 4 partitions on my laptop. They run Mandriva (my primary OS), Mac OSX (my secondary OS), ubuntu and OpenSuse.
    That is quite a lot! Just Windows 7 here. :>

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobcares View Post
    I have 4 partitions on my laptop. They run Mandriva (my primary OS), Mac OSX (my secondary OS), ubuntu and OpenSuse.
    Hmmmmm... You must be rebooted your PC several times than
    Doesn't VirtualBox will help in your case?

    I have several VirtualBox machines on my laptop.. Windows 2003, 2008, CentOS, ubuntu etc. So whenever I have to check anything, I just launch that OS in my the same OS and I don't hv to reboot the PC as well.
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    nahhh its better than vista

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    Anything's better than the buggiest OS in Microsoft history, VISTA!!! ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Andreias View Post
    Windows 7, should I be ashamed?
    Absolutely not. Windows 7 is easily the best OS that Microsoft has ever put out. My first OS was MS-DOS, then Windows 3.1 so I've had many years of experience with their products and by far, by a mile, by a thousand miles, Windows 7 is as good as it gets. Although to be fair, I also kind of liked Windows ME when that came out despite everyone and their mother hating it with a passion...
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    I've used Ubuntu for the last 3 years.....nothing else! Totally MS free!

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    I am using Windows 7 and I love it. It is a user friendly and giving all that I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick View Post
    Absolutely not. Windows 7 is easily the best OS that Microsoft has ever put out. My first OS was MS-DOS, then Windows 3.1 so I've had many years of experience with their products and by far, by a mile, by a thousand miles, Windows 7 is as good as it gets.
    Agreed, kind of. MS-DOS was an ugly system replete with bugs, gotchas and design flaws. Windows <= 3.11 were not OSes, they were Operating Environments, and even if you count them as OSes they still have all the nastiness of MS-DOS.

    Windows NT4 was, for it's time, a pretty great OS - but I'm thinking that maybe a lot of my liking for it may have been due to all the other OSes being positively awful.

    Although to be fair, I also kind of liked Windows ME when that came out despite everyone and their mother hating it with a passion...
    ME was, at it's absolute best 98SE with newer drivers and some of the compatibility crap tore out. At worst, it too was a nightmare.

    So saying that 7 is the best OS Microsoft ever put out isn't implying it's jumping over a very high bar, but it's definitely true in the spirit of the statement, IMHO.

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